Japanese hardware startups were out in force at this year’s SXSW Interactive. In fact, the Japan section of the SXSW trade show was the largest display by any foreign country that made the trip to Austin. The University of Tokyo’s “Todai to Texas” area, which showcased 10 up-and-coming hardware startups, made up the bulk of the Japan section and was one of the event highlights. You can read all about Todai to Texas and their first five startups in yesterday’s post.
Australia’s data centre operators are in a race to scale out their facilities to meet the capacity demands of cloud providers and to prepare for the internet of things. Executives for the largest four operators – Equinix, Global Switch, Digital Realty and NextDC – used a panel discussion at the Australian Data Centre Strategy Summit to discuss the pressure to build at scale while lowering costs. All agreed that data centre operators needed to demonstrate available capacity and their ability to scale in order to be considered a potential host for cloud service nodes.
HANOVER, Germany–German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday opens a major IT business fair where official partner China will showcase its rise as a high-tech power. Merkel — who has visited China seven times in a decade — will meet Vice Premier Ma Kai as more than 600 Chinese companies exhibit their tech marvels at the CeBIT fair in the western city of Hanover.
The Appliance & Electronics World Expo (AWE) is an annual exhibition gathering leading local and international appliance and consumer electronics companies. It was organized by China Household Electrical Appliances Association (CHEAA). At this year’s AWE event held in Shanghai, more than 550 companies are unveiling their products. CHEAA expect around 100,000 visitors at the event.
Huawei has been honoured for its innovative LampSite solution. The company recently won Best Mobile Infrastructure Award at Mobile World Congress 2015. Huawei LampSite is a centralized baseband Small Cell solution that provides targeted indoor coverage performance enhancements with better mobile broadband experience. The solution can perform network architecture digitization, operation and maintenance digitization, and operational capability digitization.
The event, aimed at an industry audience, saw steady levels of attendees over last year, according to Yangon Heartz Media CEO U Zaw Zaw Myo Lwin. The expo puts a wide range of tech community members in one place, gathering the likes of software houses, developers, and software importers and connecting them with startup freelance developers and more, AppExpo’s website said. Exhibitors ranged from Samsung to local startup, Nex, according to its website.
A student team from Indonesia is working on an app that aims to reduce the number of traffic accidents worldwide. The upcoming app aggregates real-time traffic and vehicle data (which have been tackled by other apps and gadgets before), but adds a unique component: a brainwave sensor device which monitors the stress levels and alertness of the driver.
The year of the sheep is here! And with it, as usual, come crazy engagement numbers from Sina Weibo. Unsurprisingly, the night’s most popular messages came from the service’s top celebrities. Taking home the crown this year was model/actress Angelababy, whose photo of herself in the kitchen (below) along with the message “Like this and earn big in the new year!” has been liked over 3 million times already.
Tokyo, Feb 10, 2015 – (JCN Newswire) – NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) and NEC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC, today announced that the NEC Innovative Solutions Fair 2015 will be held on 10 February 2015, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia. The conference will feature executive keynotes and address current ICT challenges in the areas of public safety, cybersecurity, big data, Software-Defined Networking, and more.
TOKYO: A cyber security competition began on Saturday (Feb 7) in Tokyo, with organisers aiming to show off the skills of young Japanese hackers by testing them against international rivals. The final rounds of the Security Contest 2014, or SECCON, brought together 90 participants in 24 teams from seven nations and regions: China, Japan, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States. The winners of the Tokyo competition will advance to the prestigious Def Con CTF (Capture the Flag) competition, slated for later this year, organisers said.
From 2 to 4 February, Singaporean e-shoppers were treated to big discounts in a 72-hour shopping e-commerce festival that also saw companies like Google, DBS, SingPost and SRPING Singapore collaborating with retailers and businesses. The pre-Chinese New Year online shopping fest brought deals from over 60 brands onto a common platform where shoppers can avail of deals including up to 75 percent off travel deals, up to 70 percent off beauty products.
UTStarcom, a global telecommunications infrastructure provider, participated in the 23rd Convergence India Exhibition and Conference in New Delhi, India in 21-23 January 2015. The Company showcased its advanced broadband and optical network infrastructure technologies offering to the Indian market and mapped out its operating strategy to serve the rapidly growing demand in the market for bandwidth from cloud-based services, mobile, streaming, and other applications.
Japanese telco KDDI’s accelerator program Mugen Labo just finished its seventh demo day, and the presenting companies came from a wide range of industries, some with tantalizing business models. Take a look – the winner presented a polished product, proved his stickiness with his target user, and is very likely to be heard from again.
DAVOS: Committed to a diversified global workforce, IT major Tech Mahindra chief C P Gurnani has said employees in the IT industry will have to continuously re-skill themselves as 10-15 per cent technology jobs will become obsolete every year. “We will have a diversified global workforce, but I can’t give any numbers as in our business numbers can be translated into revenue and I’m in a quiet period.
Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma returned to Davos today for the first time in years for a chat. Interviewed by CBS’s Charlie Rose, Ma – chatty and eminently quotable as ever – talked about his early days as an entrepreneur, the origins of Alibaba, and some more contemporary issues as well. Here are 15 of his best quotes:
The Smart City Summit and Expo in Taipei kicked off on January 20 featuring a variety of solutions such as connectivity, cloud computing, and construction and management to create smart cities. Makers in Taiwan expressed interest in 4G service developments in relation to the Intenet of Things (IoT) and developing smart city solutions in conjunction.
Panasonic Solutions Expo opened today at the Sofitel Hotel; the first big scale, centralised showcase of the company’s full suite of technology, business-to-consumer (B2C) products and business-to-business (B2B) solutions for the Cambodia market. The Expo spans across six experiential booths – Corporate Branding, Residential, Energy Solutions, Hotel, Education and Store – to bring about ‘A Better Life, A Better World’ for consumers and business partners.
TAIPEI — Sparking rumors about the introduction of a new flagship device, Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. has sent out invitations to media outlets for an event prior to the March 2-5 Mobile World Congress tech fair to be held in Barcelona, Spain. The invitation, sent on Friday, features a starry sky with the words “Utopia in progress” below HTC’s logo, but it did not say anything about what kind of product will be unveiled on March 1 at the pre-show event.
TAIPEI — The founder and chief executive officer of fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp. (小米) arrived in Taiwan on Monday to attend the cross-Taiwan Strait Mobile Internet Conference. Lei Jun (雷軍), 45, is set to deliver a 40-minute keynote speech at the one-day conference on Tuesday on how smart homes will lead to future innovation.
AppExpo 2015 will run from February 19 to 20 at the MICT park, and will once again be organized by Yangon Heartz Media and Business Solutions, a local technology start-up. In addition to giving local programmers and software engineers a chance to network, Yangon Heartz Media CEO U Zaw Zaw Myo Lwin told The Myanmar Times that this year’s expo would include a US$500 prize for the ‘best app,’ to be chosen by a panel of judges at the event.